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Martin Fowler

Martin Fowler

British programmer
Martin Fowler
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Intro British programmer
A.K.A. Fowler
Is Writer Internet personality Blogger Software engineer Programmer Computer scientist
From United Kingdom United States of America
Type Internet Literature Technology Science
Gender male
Birth 1963, Walsall, United Kingdom
Age: 57 years
Residence Melrose, USA
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Martin Fowler (born 1963) is a British software developer, author and international public speaker on software development, specialising in object-oriented analysis and design, UML, patterns, and agile software development methodologies, including extreme programming.

His 1999 book Refactoring popularised the practice of code refactoring. In 2004 he introduced Presentation Model (PM), an architectural pattern.


Fowler was born and grew up in Walsall, England, where he went to Queen Mary's Grammar School for his secondary education. He graduated at University College London in 1986. In 1994 he moved to the United States, where he lives near Boston, Massachusetts in the suburb of Melrose.

Fowler started working with software in the early 1980s. Out of university in 1986 he started working in software development for Coopers & Lybrand until 1991. In 2000 he joined ThoughtWorks, a systems integration and consulting company, where he serves as Chief Scientist.

Fowler has written nine books on the topic of software development (see Publications). He is a member of the Agile Alliance and helped create the Manifesto for Agile Software Development in 2001, along with 16 fellow signatories. He maintains a bliki, a mix of blog and wiki. He popularised the term Dependency Injection as a form of Inversion of Control.


  • 1996. Analysis Patterns: Reusable Object Models. Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0-201-89542-0.
  • 1997. UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language. Addison-Wesley. ISBN 978-0-201-32563-8.
  • 1999. Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code, With Kent Beck, John Brant, William Opdyke, and Don Roberts (June 1999). Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0-201-48567-2.
  • 2000. Planning Extreme Programming. With Kent Beck. Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0-201-71091-9.
  • 2002. Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture. With David Rice, Matthew Foemmel, Edward Hieatt, Robert Mee, and Randy Stafford. Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0-321-12742-0.
  • 2010. Domain-Specific Languages. With Rebecca Parsons. Addison-Wesley. ISBN 978-0-321-71294-3.
  • 2012. NoSQL Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Emerging World of Polyglot Persistence. With Pramod Sadalage. Addison-Wesley. ISBN 978-0-321-82662-6.
  • 2013. Refactoring: Ruby Edition. With Kent Beck, Shane Harvie, and Jay Fields. Addison-Wesley. ISBN 978-0-321-98413-5.
  • 2018. Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code, Second Edition. Kent Beck, and Martin Fowler. Addison-Wesley. ISBN 978-0-134-75768-1.
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